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Enriching the Strategies for Creating Mechanistic Explanations in Biology

William Bechtel

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

To demonstrate that a proposed mechanism can explain a phenomenon, biologists must recompose the mechanism. Traditionally they have relied on mentally rehearsing the operations, often aided by a ... More


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